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Re: Voices / Re-enlistment "character" ratings

Mr. Smith
Please read again, as I have, the message re "character" on discharges that I posted this morning.
I provided this information only as an explanation of how the "character" reference worked/was applied in the army. I can find nothing, nothing at all, in my message that even hints that I "seem unconvinced" about the record supporting your Great Uncle's re-enlistment record.

The only thing I can devine is that you may feel that my comment that my own examination of several hundred discharge papers shows that a character of "excellent"
was "not uncommon" in some way lessens or minimizes your posting that your Great Uncle's discharge record, all with a character of "excellent", was "quite a feat". On this, don't blame me--I didn't write the "character" on the documents I examined--long dead officers did. But that other black soldiers also received a rating of "excellent" at an end of one or more enlistments, in no way, to my way of thinking, cheapens the documented accomplishment of your Great Uncle.

Tom Phillips

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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